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Book tittle : Pearl HarBor: A merica’s darkest day. 224p, public in Hong Kong 2001 by Susan Wels.
Susan Wels is a national best-selling author. Her books include Titanic: Legacy of the Worl’s Greatest Ocean Liner: The Olympic Spirit : 100 Years of the Games ; America : Then and Now; and Stanford: Portrait of a University. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk. Of these eight damaged, two were raised, and with four repaired, six battleships returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged three cruisers, three destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and one minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed; 2,402 Americans were killed and 1,282 wounded.
I chose this book because this book supply informations about my resreach question. This lavishly illustrated books tells the story of pearl harbor through a robust and dramatic narrative, newly designed maps and illustrations, hundreds of archival photographs, and score of historical artifacts.
In a jarringly candid foreword, Senator Daniel K. Inouye recounts his personal experiences during the attack and the effect thay had on him from that day forward. Sir John Keegan's introduction sets the historical context and provides keen insights on the event from a distinguished military historian's perspective. And best-selling author Susan wels's compelling narrative transports the reader back to the darkest day in our nation's history. From the burgeoning conflict in Europe to the harrowing events on the morning of December 7, 1941, and their enduring impression on American memory, this book tells the story - tragic and yet inspiring - that we can never forget .
This book include 10 part : * Foreword by SENATOR DANIEL K.INOUYE * In troduction by SIR JOHN KEEGAN * THE ROAD TO WAR * FORTRESS HAWAII * DECEMBER’41 * ATTACK! * THE LEGACY * SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS * INDEX
The primary part are : The road to war, December’41 and attack. Example, In the “ attack “ part , author write about when the attack began : “ In the hours before dawn on Sunday, December 7, the great gray